Obsessively needy cat!
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|Mon, 11-01-2010 - 3:09pm|
Hi. I have a 4 year old male cat named Figaro. My best friend rescued him as a kitten from a parking lot and we think he wasn't quite weaned because he would suckle on our ears and fingers. Fast forward 4 years and he's JUST NOW stopping the suckling. However as the suckling is fading, his general neediness is getting worse. When it's bedtime we sleep "spoonlike" with his head on my pillow. My other 6 year old male cat sleeps between me and my husband and lately I've been making more of an effort for snuggle time with Achilles because I don't want him to feel neglected. That's where the trouble started, about a year ago and is just getting worse.
Figaro goes out of his way to do anything and everything he knows he's not supposed to. My reaction is the squirt bottle first and then when (not IF) that starts to fail I go and get him. I think this is what he is aiming for because I will pick him up and sit back down and he will curl up on his back like a baby and go to sleep. If I let him sleep and snuggle until he chooses to